Canyon Neuron CF: New 2020 model gets even lighter

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Canyon has announced an addition to the Canyon Neuron CF line up: a super light Canyon Neuron CF SLX. Weighing a whole 250g less than the previous lightest model, this brings the Neuron CF line up to a choice of five bikes.

The Neuron has 130 millimetres of rear travel, and is one of the most popular full suspension bikes in Canyon’s MTB portfolio. From 2020, the Neuron CF SLX 9.0 Ltd will be the new top-spec model in the line up.

 Canyon Neuron CF SLX
Quick after work pedal?

The SLX frame weighs only 2,280 grams (size, M without axle and shock), 250 grams less than the SL. Canyon’s marketing suggests that compared to the already light and previous top end SL model, the SLX ‘mutates into a race rocket’. Just add legs. And lungs.

The Neuron CF SLX comes equipped with Shimano XTR 1×12 drivetrain and brakes, FOX Float DPS Factory shock and FOX 34 Factory fork as well as DT Swiss XMC1200 carbon wheels. This build gives the Neuron CF SLX 9.0 Ltd. a total weight of just 11.7 kg (size M).

 Canyon Neuron CF SLX
130mm travel

The 250 gram weight saving on the frame is down to special 40T UD carbon fibres, which increase the tensile strength of the main frame and rear triangle while remaining light. So you can really appreciate that engineering, a minimal coloured “Tinted Black” clear lacquer ‘allows the pilot a clear view of the carbon fibre structures on the top tube at all times’. But, if you’re going fast you probably should be looking at your top tube.

The new Neuron CF SLX 9.0 Ltd. will be available from 19 November for £5,599 via www.canyon.com

How much does the new Neuron CF SLX 9.0 weigh?

In a size medium, the frame is 2.28kg, and the total weight of the bike is 11.7kg.

How many bikes are there in the Neuron CF range?

There are five models:
Neuron CF 8.0 (+WMN model)- £2,449
Neuron CF 9.0 LTD (+WMN model) – £3,049
Neuron CF 9.0 SL – £3,749
Neuron CF 9.0 LTD – £4,549
Neuron CF SLX 9.0 LTD – £5,599

Is there an alloy version of the Canyon Neuron?

Yes, prices starts at £1,499


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